NEW roles are created daily as a result of changing technologies and customer expectations.
Workers hoping to remain employable must look ahead and prepare for what is coming.
Emerging roles will include 3D organ printer technicians, who specialise in printing organ tissue; neural augmentation specialists, who deal with the ways brains and technology interact; bio-identity managers, who ensure private data is secure; neuromarketing managers, who apply the sciences of the brain and nervous system in marketing contexts; telepresence events managers, who run virtual reality workspaces or meetings; and virtual worlds entertainment producers, who create immersive new films and games.
I know that Social Conscience Australia is looking for chief experience officers – responsible for ensuring customers are delighted at every point of their consumer journey – these will break into the mainstream.
FIVE NEW JOBS ON THE HORIZON
(According to Affix managing director Jarrad Skeen)
1 ROBOT PERSONALITY OFFICER
Robots and artificial intelligence (AI) will be part of the workforce in future, in one form or another. These workers will be responsible for designing their personalities.
2 AI LAWYER
There are likely to be new ethical questions that come out as a result of AI. Lawyers will be needed to specialise in this area in the same way an employment lawyer focuses on employment law.
3 IoT ARCHITECT
These workers design products and services as part of the internet of things (IoT), which refers to the interaction between devices embedded in everyday objects, enabling them to send and receive data. Examples include the sensors in driverless cars or wearable technology such as Fitbits.
4 FREELANCE CO-ORDINATOR
As companies embrace more flexible workforces, dedicated human resources professionals will be needed to co-ordinate them.
Freelancing will present new challenges to organisations.
5 VISUAL EXECUTIVE
Consumers of the future will not only see messages through print, online, television and radio. Via IoT (the Internet of Things), new channels may include smart homes and cars. Visual executives will ensure this content – such as health updates or advertising – is well presented.